2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L from North America
Wish I had done more research before I bought the X-type
There were annoying little 'quality' issues.
For example, I had to replace the headlight washer cover three times in two years.
The molding under the driver's door came loose, and the Jaguar dealer said it would be $240 to repair. The local body shop did the job for $27. I lost trust in the dealer after that.
Several months ago, the 'Gear Box Fault' light came on. I called my local, reputable mechanic, and he refused to work on this problem. I did extensive research on the web and saw various solutions proposed, from $60 to $6000, and many instances of multiple transmission failure. I held on to the car for three months until the problem cropped up very frequently.
Fearing the worst (low trade in) I took the car to my local Saturn dealer - two months before the Roger Penske/GM deal broke down - and traded it in on a used Saturn Aura (2008 North American Car of the Year). I absolutely love the Aura, and the familiar (if somewhat stodgy) GM feel of the car. It's certainly not a Jag, but that's a GOOD thing. I would never buy another Jaguar.
The Jaguar 2002 X-type was a beautiful car.
The poor quality of the car killed my trust in it as a reliable vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th November, 2009